Minute-by-Minute: Buhari greets Nigerian traditional rulers in Aso Rock
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and other traditional rulers.
The President received the monarchs alongside other members of the National Council of Traditional Rulers at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was also at the meeting which started at about 3:00 p.m. and lasted over two hours.
President Buhari thanked the traditional rulers for their continued prayers and support to the government and urged them not to relent in efforts toward ensuring peace and stability in their respective domains.
He enjoined them to continue to educate their people on the need to ensure the continued survival of Nigeria as a geo-political entity.
Earlier in his remarks, the Sultan of Sokoto, Dr Sa’ad Abubakar, said the traditional rulers were in the Presidential Villa to wish the President and the country well and to express their unflinching support for the administration.
He, however, challenged the President to tighten up his belt in the discharge of his responsibilities for the betterment of the country.
The Sultan reassured that the traditional rulers would continue to pray for the good health of the president as well as peace and prosperity of the country.
The Sultan also expressed the willingness of the traditional rulers to continue to partner with the government in the fight against corruption and other social vices in the country.
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